Nick Cannon Sets Record Straight on Health Scare


Nick Cannon posted a new video online Wednesday to give an update on his condition after being hospitalized last month for kidney failure and pledged to slow his life down to avoid future health issues.

"All right, so I'm back -- I'm not dead," Cannon says at the beginning of the video, which the America's Got Talent host said was meant to "set the record straight on a few things." He goes on to announce that on his first day back at work he was "feeling good, feeling healthy."

The star also revealed there were various rumors going around while he was hospitalized over the holidays during a vacation in Aspen, CO with his wife Mariah Carey and the couple's twins. "I heard that I was getting plastic surgery. I heard that I was being a big baby."

Cannon explained that he developed "major issues" with his kidneys after taking in large amounts of protein and cold medicine and going days without getting adequate sleep while his body adjusted to the altitude change in Aspen. "Because of that, the doctors had to reboot my entire immune system," he said. 

The star concluded by saying he now feels 100 percent again but learned some lessons from the health scare. "I'm being patient, it ain't about the grind all the time. Making sure I stop and smell the roses. Keeping my family first, loving my wife for taking care of me through all of this -- and enjoying my kids."